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Challenge 10 Blings the thing August 21, 2008

Filed under: challenge — Tracey AKA rattytatty @ 5:00 am
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Hi everyone

Now last week I said that this week we would introduce our new team member. However due to sudden family illness our new team member has had to pull out. We are extreemly sorry to lose her and her wonderful work, and hope that her family member improves rapidly.  We have decided on a new team member who will be starting with us for challenge 13 (although we may renumber it LOL to 14)

When we started This Thursday we decided that we would have some weeks where there were no sponsors and no prizes, because it shouldn’t all be about winning prizes .  As we have constantly had sponsors from the beginning we have decided that for the next 2 weeks the challenges are going to be just about taking part for the fun of it. It also gives the design team some real playing time where we can start with a completly blank page.

The challenge this week is Blings the thing  so we want to see loads of shine, sparkle, glitter and glimmer with some added pow and pizzazz. Or as usual  you can interpret the title however it inspires you

So here are the design team examples for this week

Our guest designer this week is Rebecca Clews , we would like to thank her for her brilliant examples and hope that she enjoyed playing with this weeks theme. A few words from Becky

I started crafting with cross stitch about 8 years ago when a colleague at work introduced me to the craft. I bought a magazine with a cover kit and stitched it all with 6 strands! It looked awful and still makes me laugh thinking about it now! I started making cross stitch cards and gradually my cards were made primarily with paper crafting materials.
My favourite technique is rubber stamping and I am lucky enough to be on the Design Team of two rubber stamping companies – OneFourZero and Dinky Dots Crafts where I make cards to show on my blog, their websites and craft magazines. I also design for two challenge Blogs – My Time to Craft Challenge and The Penny Black Saturday Challenge. And, of course, it’s an honour to be a guest designer on ‘This Thursday’ this week!

You can see more of Beckys work at  Becky’s Happy Crafting Place

We have some free papers for you this week which you will find on our free downloads page

Tracey here. For the next two weeks I will be unable to comment on anyones entries, please don’t think that I can’t be bothered, I love looking through the entries each week. they are all so inspiring and your standard of work is amazing, Catch you all later


37 Responses to “Challenge 10 Blings the thing”

  1. Rosie Says:

    Good luck with your new Team member, girls. Real life is a pain sometimes, isn’t it? I have taken part for the joy of taking part – I always am grateful for inspiration and feedback in all honesty! Also, my lucky streak in winning is long over, so… *shrugs and grins*
    Here’s my entry for this challenge!

  2. Gotta love the bling. My entry is on my blog. Thanks for your wonderful challenges.

  3. rubymay Says:

    Heres my card . I hope you like it.
    Brilliant challenge …I love bling !

  4. Louise Says:

    You can see my Christmas bling on my blog!
    Thanks for another challenge this week:)

  5. Ariane Says:

    Hi! this was fun! Here is my first entry:

  6. Cazzy Says:

    I don’t know what is happening to the slide show, I only see the first few then it stops and if I refresh it goes back to the beginning. What a shame I would like to see them all!

    Also could you clarify the actual closing time please? It says 5pm Wednesday on the blog but I have been told by comment on my blog twice now that it is 6 pm which is what I worked to yesterday. (Yes last week I was late at 6:15).

  7. Cazzy Says:

    I clicked on view all images, now I have seen them all, and they are very good.

  8. Susie Says:

    Hi Cazzy the Deadline for Challenge entries is Wednesday at 5pm!

  9. tiggertasitc Says:

    Fantastic work from the DT

    I have done mine early this week, 22 Pearls on 1 card

    Sarah x

  10. Thanks for another fun challenge! Here’s mine!

    I don’t mess around with bling, so my 4 rhinestones and glitter pens was a stretch for me! LOL 🙂

  11. Kersten Says:

    Who can resist bling? 🙂 Here’s my entry for the week.

  12. Evelyn Says:

    you can see my canvas on my blog. Thanks for looking!

  13. maddie Says:

    This was my first go at one of your challenges. I loved it. The photo doesn’t show up the bling well at all so i hope it still counts.

  14. Alison Says:

    Fantastic challenge blog, will be a regular for this one. Love it. Well done Becky woohooo.

    Here is my card

  15. Alison Says:

    Fantastic challenge well done Becky woohoo.

    This is my first challenge with you here is my card.

  16. Cazzy Says:

    Tracey, thanks for letting me know it is now 5pm. Hopefully I will manage to do this long before that in future.

    Now for the question of 15 or 20: if you are having trouble deciding 15 you have to ask yourselves will it be harder because you have to pick more, or easier because there are always a few you have to eliminate due to the number despite them being good?

    If it is the latter then you could still have the same problem as this challenge blog grows in popularity.

  17. Caroline Says:

    I have been lurking for a whiel but there was no way I could resist the theme of “Bling”

    Here is my Contribution…thanks for looking

    Eat Your Veggies

  18. Caroline Says:

    Hey, Mine is on my blog…I can’t get a link to work sorrry, thanks for looking.

  19. Dawn Says:

    Hi there
    Great theme again!
    Great DT examples too!
    Here is my Card – Thanks for Looking!

  20. Liz Says:

    Fab work from the design team – I love a bit of bling!

    Here’s my blinged-up necklace

    Liz x

  21. Dawn Says:

    Hi there

    a href=””>Here is my Card – Thanks for Looking!

  22. Charli Says:

    Great challenge!
    Here is my entry

  23. To slightly change the words to an old “Swing” tune: ‘Don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that bling…”
    Here’s mine. This was a fun challenge. Thank you.

  24. Cazzy Says:

    Don’t faint – here is mine Here is my card

    It is one I was working on but I speeded it up and spent several hours yesterday and would appreciate some advice if you can give it – see blog for question.

  25. Tina Says:

    Loved this theme….would like to add my card to the other “blingy” cards here.

  26. Hmmm 15 or 20 well i have no idea everyone allwasy enters so much lovely work i dont envy you to decide!!!

    anyhow heres my entry – subtle bling you need to enlarge the images to see it and i must add that bazzil bling cardstock is fab.

  27. […] the Thing! August 30, 2008 — susanshoe The latest challenge at the This Thursday blog is called “Bling’s the thing!” And here’s the card I came up with. […]

  28. susanshoe Says:

    I don’t know if I’ve taken too long to do this one, and missed the deadline, but I had a lot of fun and I’d like to show off my card anyway, if that’s ok. The bling just doesn’t photograph well, but there are several holographic cards, some glitter card, some shimmer paper, some mirri card, of course some gems and some metallic ribbon. Lol, when it catches the light, sparkles and shapes just dance across 😉
    Here is my entry.

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